Etymology
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emergent (adj.)

late 14c., "rising from what surrounds it, coming into view," from Latin emergentem (nominative emergens), present participle of emergere "to rise out or up" (see emerge).

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Definitions of emergent

emergent (adj.)
occurring unexpectedly and requiring urgent action;
emergent repair of an aorta
emergent (adj.)
coming into existence;
an emergent republic
Synonyms: emerging
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